"I bought this CD on a whim...and THANK GOD...it is a GREAT..and I mean GREAT cd to send you off into bliss. Her angelic whispers and thumping back beats are luscious. They keep you coming back for more. Highlights include WILL LOVE GROW...an upbeat swishy song...LOVE HIM (BEST SONG) which is the most overlooked song I've ever heard...I COULD BE THE ONE is a great bouncy sing a long...the unforgettable HARVEST MOON...sends you on a starry night with the clouds floating above the nightingales..I URGE you to purchase this. I played this CD in it's entirety on a road trip for 5 friends..and they ALL purchased it...you really must get this one!!"
DONNA STRIKES BACK BIGTIME!
KEEPitREAL | 08/23/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can definitely understand if you have doubts about getting "Blue Planet" . If you are like me, then I can help. I had her first album and I was not sure if this new album sounded great. The song titles make it sound dull and slow. The truth is, it is very upbeat and dancey. Very much unlike her pop-sounding but not too poppy last album. So, don't be fooled by the song titles. The opening song, "Will Love Grow", sort of comes close to the opener of her last album. Then you get a catchy beat to the first new single "I Could Be The One". If you think that's it for the fast stuff, you're wrong. "Love Him" comes up next in the track list and is probably the fastest song she's done. Skip down to "Beauty and Wonder" for a feel of her last album song "Love and Affection". So I don't have to go on forever, trust me when I say you won't be dissappointed. If you are a Donna Lewis fan, a fast and upbeat kinda person, and enjoy Donna Lewis lyrics, then this album is 100% for you. Any questions, just e-mail me! Also keep in mind that if you do want some ballads, you do in fact get them also."
Engagingly Esoteric Lyrics delivered by a Unique Voice
Eso | Oakdale | 06/05/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ms. Lewis' second album has her parting ways with studio maven Kevin Killen, and she is quite capable of carrying on the tradition of her first album to infinitely more sublime and ambient levels through her engaging soundscapes. Donna's voice could be described by some as thin or weak, but Paula Abdul or Britney Spears she is not; she is a singular artist who writes, produces, and arranges all her material and brings the format that the aforementioned artists have been accused of reducing to silly pop, to plain fun and intriguing pop. "I Could Be the One"/"Love Him" are the "I Love You Always Forever"s of this album using a repetitively metronomic beat that transplants the listener to the "warm rains" and "lush hills of grass in the afternoons" environs that worked the listener on a purely suggestive hyponotic level as she did in her signature song. "Blue Planet" is the title track that pairs her with mixer Pierre Marchand (Sarah McClachlan) that engages in its use of cold imagery that separates it from the other tracks; it is the darkest and most satisfying any pre-milleniun suggestion of doom could be: the song is very much a diary/stream of consciousness account of one world vision-purely intriguing, yet desperate."Heaven Sent You" should be the track that saves her from the dreaded sophomore slump. It is probably the most emotive and musically/lyrically challengingly fluid simple dance confection since Tara Kemp's "Hold You Tight" that combines that style with progressive repetive spoken word stylings that border on beat poetry takes on rap.Buy this record, you will not be disappointed. This is a great record to wind down the day with as you are lulled to sleep."Lay Me Down" is a great testimony to the soothing effect Donna's ambient-lite music has on you. A must buy."
Still radiant after the test of time
rhothgar | Ossining, NY United States | 07/06/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In 1999 I wrote the review attached below. I have only written two Amazon reviews in my life so that itself speaks to the power of this CD. Virtually all of the songs on this CD mesmerize and bring one to a new place. Some instantly and some after worming their way in over time. Deeply romantic and introspective, magical, subtle, strong, pioneering, deceptively simple. I came across the music video in a lonely hotel room in Panang Malaysia while there alone on business. I heard the song "I can be the one" on the tv behind me, swung around gripped by it's magnetic power, and have had a new space carved in my romantic soul ever since. Following written in 1999.
I had never heard of Donna Lewis until I saw her music video of "I can be the one". I was writing on the laptop, the tv on in
the background in a hotel room in S.E. Asia. She came on, and I was stopped in my tracks. I was mesmerized, and have yet
to fully recover. Later, I got the Blue Planet Album, and found most of it only Ok. Some of it grows on you. "I can be the
one" stayed fresh through many many playings however. It speaks at a visceral level. It beckons to some primal need.
Blue Planet - Perfection
Donnaphile | Donna Lewis Online (www.geocities.com/donnalewison | 12/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is the most beautiful and perfect CD in existence. I am not kidding. The wonderful songs on this leave (again) nothing to be desired. The songs are all wonderful. ..."